What are the Differences Between Stretch and Jersey Needles?

By | 11/10/2021

Difference between SCHMETZ Stretch and Ball Point/Jersey Needles

• The eye of the Stretch needle is shorter and narrower.
• The scarf of the Stretch needle is deeper.
• Both features help prevent skipped stitches.
• Stretch and Jersey needles have a medium ballpoint.

Rule of Thumb
Use Stretch needles on stretchy fabrics especially those
with elastic, Lycra®, Spandex. Use Jersey needles on knits.
Sometimes, but not always, Stretch & Jersey needles are interchangeable.
Test with sample stitches before starting a new project.

Stretch:   75/11, 90/14

Jersey:  70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16



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